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World Class Competition & Performance Festival All in ONE!
June 26-29, 2018
An ALL NEW Competition and Performance Festival is coming to Orlando, Florida. This one-of-a-kind dance festival takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Competition takes place in Epcot® in one 75 - 90 minute time block, enjoy the parks the rest of the day! Parade/ Rehearsal and Master Classes only take a couple hours each day, allowing plenty of time to explore all 43 square miles of the Walt Disney World® Resort! The Event concludes with a spectacular Gala Dinner/Dance & Awards Celebration in Epcot® at World ShowPlace!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Your Dance School’s Entry to The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot® (Ages 7-22)
    • Compete in various styles of dance (Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Open/Variety; Age Groups 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-22, Based on Average Age of Performers)
    • Adjudicated by LINDSAY ARNOLD, Celebrity Dance Pro from Dancing with the Stars, Geo Hubela, Professional Celebrity Choreographer, and Disney Talent/Entertainment Director
    • Each performer will receive The World Dance Competition Medallion and a mounted and framed Medallion for each participating studio. Awards will also be presented to dance schools in each category
    • 'Featured Performer' Backpack included for Performer
    • Additional competition stage time performance entries can be added for $35 per person. See Competition Rules and Regulations
  • Parade in Magic Kingdom® Park (Day or Evening; Ages 10-22) or in Epcot® (Ages 8-22) - One (1) Parade Per Performer (Professional Choreography Provided in Advance)
    • Parade Costumes and Signature Sparkling Royal Blue Dance Shoes
  • Parade Rehearsal in Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Ballroom of the Americas (Ages 8-22)
  • Gala Dinner Celebration and Awards Ceremony with your favorite Disney Characters at World ShowPlace in Epcot®
  • Master Class Workshop with Geo Hubela (One of the World Dance Competition Judges) at World ShowPlace
  • Optional 'Dance Like A Star' Celebrity Master Class - Learn professional choreography from Lindsay Arnold in a one hour workshop with Celebrity Meet and Greet opportunity
  • NOTE: Disney Parade Age Requirements: Epcot® 8 & Up and Magic Kingdom® Park 10 & Up
    • 7 year old performers in the competition, who are not parade age eligible - deduct $100 from performer package rates. They will receive all other performer package inclusions.
    • Click Here for Competition Rules and Regulations
World Dance Competition Itinerary
Please Note: Competition will be broken down into multiple 75-90 minute performance time blocks. Therefore, your studio and families watching the performance would only be required to attend one (1) 75-90 minute performance time block. Please refer to the 'Competition' tab on this website for time allocations per studio, based on the number of dancers.
See Sample Itinerary Below (Note: times and days are subject to change based on individual studio commitments)
ITINERARY
DAY 1
3:00 PM Arrive early to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area
Rehearsals Between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM Parade Rehearsal at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Ballroom of the Americas (Ages 8-22)

  • Each performer attends one 2 hour rehearsal coordinated by The World Dance Competition Staff and Choreographers
  • Performers rehearse PARADE ROUTINE with other studios from around the world (Professional Choreography provided well in advance)
  • Friends & Family enjoy Disney Theme Parks while Performers rehearse or just enjoy the resort facilities
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot®
    8:30 PM Night Parade at Magic Kingdom® Park (Ages 10-22)

  • Performers will be outfitted with Our Signature Performer Shoes & One of a Kind ‘Illuminated’ Parade costume!
  • Chartered Buses provided for Performers/Directors to Backstage Disney for Parade
  • Friends & Family can take Disney Transportation to Magic Kingdom® Park
  • DAY 2
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot®
    (Ages 7-22)

  • Compete in various styles of dance (Ballet/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Open/Variety; Age Groups 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-22)
  • Adjudicated by Lindsay Arnold, Celebrity Dance Pro from Dancing with the Stars, Geo Hubela, Professional Celebrity Choreographer, and Disney Talent/Entertainment Director
  • 2:30 PM Day Parade at Magic Kingdom® Park (Ages 10-22)

  • Performers will be outfitted with Signature Sparkling Royal Blue Dance Shoes & One of a Kind Parade costume!
  • Chartered Buses provided for Performers/Directors to Backstage Disney for Parade
  • Friends & Family can take Disney Transportation to Magic Kingdom® Park
  • 3:00 PM Day Parade in Epcot®

  • Performers will be outfitted with Our Signature Sparkling Royal Blue Dance Shoes & One of a Kind Parade costume!
  • Chartered Buses provided for Performers/Directors to Backstage Disney for Parade
  • Friends & Family can take Disney Transportation to Magic Kingdom® Park
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot® Continues
    DAY 3
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot® Continues
    6:30 PM GALA DINNER CELEBRATION and AWARDS CEREMONY (OPTIONAL for Friends & Families; Included in Performer Package)

  • Dinner, Desserts, DJ Dancing, Disney Characters, Award Presentation and SO MUCH MORE!
  • DAY 4
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Geo Hubela (Included in ALL Performers Packages)- One Hour Workshop
    12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lindsay Arnold (Dancing with the Stars) – Optional $40 Per Performer – One Hour Workshop
    PERFORMANCE DAYS, LOCATIONS, TIMES AND JUDGES WITHIN SCHEDULED EVENT DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
    Packages and Options
    Customize your World Dance Competition experience to meet your needs
    PACKAGES
    Performer Package Includes:

  • Disney Hotel Accommodations (3 Nights): Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort or Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Four (4) Day Disney 'Park Hopper' pass
  • Your Dance School’s Entry to The World Dance Competition at World ShowPlace in Epcot® (Ages 7-22)
  • Day or Night Parade in Magic Kingdom® Park (Ages 10-22) or Day Parade in Epcot® (Ages 8-22)
  • Parade Performance Rehearsal with "The World Dance Competition" staff at Disney's Contemporary Resort Ballroom of the Americas (Ages 8-22)
  • Celebrity Master Class Workshop with Geo Hubela (One of The World Dance Competition Judges) at Ballroom of the Americas at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Optional 'Dance Like A Star' Celebrity Master Class - Learn professional choreography from Lindsay Arnold in a one hour workshop with Celebrity Meet and Greet opportunity - $39 per person
  • The World Dance Competition Memory DVD
  • Parade Costume & Signature Sparkling Royal Blue Dance Shoes
  • Performer Backpack
  • Services of the The World Dance Competition Staff
  • Call for Special Prices for Your Dance School—additional days can be added!
    Friends & Family Package includes:

  • Disney Hotel Accommodations (3 Nights): Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort or Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Four (4) Day Disney 'Park Hopper' pass
  • Admission to All Performance Venues
  • Disney Transportation for the length of stay
  • Option to Purchase Gala and Awards Ceremony
  • Services of The World Dance Competition Staff
  • Testimonials
    This is what our guests are saying about World Dance Competition...
    PERFORMANCES
    "World Dance Competition in Disney was an amazing experience! Our dancers truly enjoyed the rehearsal process and parade down Main Street. Parents, Teachers and Students were all overcome with emotion, chills in fact! It was incredible to see such a display of happy dancers doing what they love in the most magical place on earth. All of the details throughout the trip were very well organized, properly communicated, and professionally executed. We certainly would recommend this to other studio friends and hope to return soon!"

    Debra Nunes
    Owner/Artistic Director
    Alegria Dance and Fitness - Ludlow, MA
    "Our experience at the World Dance competition 2017 was no less than extraordinary. Our families and dancers eagerly awaited the trip the entire 2017 dance season. When the time came to travel to Orlando, our group was so incredibly excited for the opportunities that were prepared for them. From the hotel to rehearsals, parade performance, competition and gala, our time with the World Dance association was amazing! Our staff and families were very impressed with the organization and professionalism the company demonstrated. Our dancers were thrilled with the opportunities they had given them. The parade was magical and the competition was energizing. The gala was a great way to end our trip, as we left with so many unforgettable memories! Thank you to the World Dance Competition, for all of your efforts in making this a fantastic choice for our studio."

    Nikki Hocker and Meredith Ziemba
    Dance Instructors
    Jazz Unlimited - Marlton, NJ
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